First - thank you to all who support us!
In addition to our earlier efforts VIDA has collaborated with our San Diego based partner PCI to send four shipments a year to their clinic in Haiti serving some of the poorest, worst-affected and most densely populated areas of urban Port au Prince, specifically: Fort National, Belair, Nazon and Avenue Poupelard, and Croix Deprez.
Recently VIDA supported a medical team headed by Haitian born physician, Alix J.Magloire who is the Chief of Medicine at the Oakland Veterans Administration Clinic. Dr. Magloire, and two other Haitian born physicians are working at a healthcare center in Cayes Jacmal. They are treating people for infectious diseases such as malaria, gastrointestinal disease, cardiac, metabolic diseases and orthopedic issues. Infectious diseases run rampant due to poor infrastructure and clean water.
Our fist shipment with PCI included several endoscopy, ultrasound, anesthesia, ECG and dialysis machines in preparation of their visit.
Our efforts continue to evolve and will be long term.